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Spaceport America: Not just 'rich people in space'

The Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space building undulates in the desert. (Credit: Amanda Kooser/CNET) When Spaceport America makes international news, it's often in conjunction with names like "Richard Branson," "Virgin Galactic," and "Ashton Kutcher." That celebrity shine is hard to ignore, but it's not the only thing happening at the spaceport. Virgin Galactic has already sold 520 tickets for its suborbital space tourism flights, expected to start in late 2013.
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